Wednesday, February 4, 2015 • 7:01 p.m. • ESPN2
Durham, N.C. • Cameron Indoor Stadium
The Opening Tip
• Duke (18-3, 5-3) hosts Georgia Tech (10-11, 1-8) Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 7:01 p.m. with Bob Wischusen (play-by-play) and Dick Vitale (analyst) calling the action for ESPN2.
• The Blue Devils enter the game ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Duke is 67-15 when ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll. Georgia Tech is unranked in both polls.
• Duke is the only team in the NCAA to rank in the top 5 of the AP Poll (No. 4), USA Today Coaches Poll (No. 5), Ratings Percentage Index (No. 5) and Strength of Schedule (No. 5).
• Mike Krzyzewski is one ACC win shy of passing Dean Smith for most conference wins in league history. Krzyzewski is 422-169 at Duke against ACC opponents.
Last Time Out
• Duke scored on 14 of its last 15 possessions to overcome an 11-point second half deficit en route to a 69-63 win at previously undefeated and second-ranked Virginia Saturday.
• Tyus Jones scored a game-high 17 points, including a game-clinching three-point field goal with 10.4 seconds remaining. He also had four rebounds and four assists in the win.
• Justise Winslow posted his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Quinn Cook went 3-of-4 from three-point range en route to a 15-point night.
• Jahlil Okafor added 10 points, nine rebounds (six offensive rebounds), three assists and two steals against the Cavaliers.
• Duke missed its first nine three-point field goal attempts before going 6-of-8 from long distance over the final six minutes of play.
By the numbers
• Duke is 9-1 at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season and has lost more than one game at home twice over the past 14 seasons.
• Jahlil Okafor has scored in double figures in 21 straight games, the second-longest double-digit scoring streak by a freshman at Duke. Johnny Dawkins holds the top mark after scoring 10 or more points in the first 23 games of his career.
• Quinn Cook is averaging a career-high 14.4 points per game while also posting career bests in field goal percentage (.455), three-point field goals (2.67 3pg.) and free throw percentage (.933).
• Tyus Jones is averaging 18.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game over the past four contests. He is 22-of-43 (.512) from the field, including 9-of-19 (.474) from three-point range, and 22-of-24 (.917) from the free throw line in that stretch.
• Jahlil Okafor is averaging 21.4 points per game on 71.5 percent (88-of-123) shooting over 10 games at Cameron Indoor Stadium. He has recorded six of his team-leading eight 20-point games in front of the home crowd.
• A freshman has led the Blue Devils in scoring in 16 of 21 games. Jahlil Okafor has paced the offensive attack nine times, while Tyus Jones (5) and Justise Winslow (2) have also led Duke in scoring multiple times. The rookie trio has also accounted for 13 of Duke’s 14 20-point games on the year (Okafor 8, Jones 4, Winslow 1).
• Duke is the only team in the NCAA with three freshmen averaging double figures in scoring. Jahlil Okafor (18.3 ppg.), Tyus Jones (11.2 ppg.) and Justise Winslow (10.9 ppg.) combine for 40.4 points per game (50.1 percent of Duke scoring).
• Freshmen Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow have started all 21 games. Mike Krzyzewski has started three or more freshmen in a game 56 times at Duke (including 27 times in 1982-83).
• Quinn Cook has made at least one three-point field goal in each of the past 31 games. He is shooting 41.1 percent (78-of-190) from behind the arc in that stretch. Cook is tied for second in the ACC in three-point field goals (2.67 3pg.) and fifth in three-point percentage (.403) this season.
• Duke’s starting backcourt of Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones combines to shoot 90.1 percent (127-of-141) from the free throw line on the year. Over the past 12 contests, Cook is 29-of-31 (.935) and Jones is 54-of-58 (.931) from the charity stripe.
• Jahlil Okafor (86) and Amile Jefferson (59) have combined for 145 of Duke’s 257 offensive rebounds. Okafor leads the ACC with 4.10 orpg., while Jefferson is tied for seventh at 2.81 orpg. Okafor has collected five or more offensive rebounds in a game eight times, including each of the past three games.
• Duke is shooting 53.7 percent (318-of-592) from the field, including 62.0 percent (235-of-379) from two-point range, through 10 games at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils have shot better than 50.0 percent from the field in seven of 10 home contests.
• Justise Winslow is averaging 14.0 points and 6.5 rebounds over the past two contests. He recorded his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday’s win at Virginia.
• Jahlil Okafor was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the eighth time Monday. The league record for ACC ROTW citations is 10 (Kenny Anderson, Tyler Hansbrough and Jabari Parker).